Beautiful and Fun and Silly and Love and Beauties and Small World

June 11 2018:

Team TLC sunset walk tonight with The Romano Duo and Robert. Beautiful night. And fun being silly with pictures. They head back to Surprise, Arizona tomorrow morning. A few more pictures to follow. xoxo

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June 12 2018:

I’m in love with the leaves of this tree. The little veins, the color, the blue shimmery speckles, and the shadows. I have probably taken about 15 pictures of them.

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June 12 2018:

Such beauties …. xoxo

Pink Tree Blossoms Vintage Lake 6.12.18

June 13 2018:

It’s like a small miniature world in there.

Leaf Up Close 6.13.18

June 14 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian last night. It was a beautiful night and just what we both needed as we’re both experiencing “re-entry pains” from our respite from one another.

We followed this with a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. Ahhhhhhh …. Just what we needed. xoxo

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Another sunset walk tonight with Lillian and I just had to give this one its own post. There’s just something about this one that pulls me In. Ahhhhhhh ….. xoxo ….

Sunset Walk with Lillian Vintage Lake Own Post 6.14.18

Sunset walk with Lillian tonight. I could not stop making pictures. So incredibly gorgeous and dreamy.

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Ok. So, I had to give this one its own post too. Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun make an arrow pointing directly back at me. Just WOW!! Thank you Sun. Thank you Nature.

Sunset Walk with Lillian Vintage Lake Sunshine Creates an Arrow Pointing Back at Me 6.14.18

Happy Day and Happy World and Biggest Little Photographer

June 25 2018:

Oh, Happy Day!!! It was the perfect day to mail a “Happy World” print way, way, way down to da bayou! Happy and joyful gratitude to our helpers!!

We’re in the final stretch! Do you know anyone who would enjoy receiving a Lillian print? The Egyptian Eye, Rainbow of Emotions, Rainbow Balloon, Happy World, or Rainbow Mandala.

Mailing Happy World Print 6.25.18

June 27 2018:

Sunshine directly onto LaRue as I entered to pick up additional copies of Thomas’ book. I’ll take that as a beautiful message. Biggest Little Photographer is headed to Baltimore with us Friday morning. Thanks LeRue Press!

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Thomas and Camilla June 2018 Date Day

June 24 2018:

Thomas and Camilla June 2018 Date Day.

First stop. Ice cream! A neighbor thanked us for watering their plants with a Cold Stone Creamery gift card. Thomas enjoyed his treat!

Next stop. Walking and talking along Virginia Lake. We saw this amazing golden tan colored duck and a multicolored duck. Plus, a nearly all black duck with a white breast (in next set of photos).

Conversations with Thomas are incredibly magical, wonderful, emotional, Real, and deep. Today’s will remain between the two of us. Yet, may the sentiment and energies travel far and wide. xoxo .

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Wilderness Camp and Overnight Camp

June 12 2018:

Wilderness Adventure Camp for Thomas! His 5th year attending this camp and last year in this age group. Look how gorgeous! Just adore this place!

We are incredibly grateful to Great Basin Institute for the scholarship. He always loves these camps and enjoys the hikes! Plus, Thursday night is tent camping for a night!

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June 14 2018:

Overnight camping for Thomas tonight! So happy he gets to do this!! Thanks Great Basin Institute!!!

Thomas Overnight Camp 6.14.18

A Taste of India and A Fall Backwards

June 16 2018:

What a treat for Thomas and I tonight. A Taste of India dinner at Moon Rabbit Cafe. This is a Pay-What-You-Can Cafe and all the proceeds stay with the center.

For starters, Alootikki with onion and mint tamarind chutneys. Followed by chicken Biryani for Thomas and veggie Biryani for me. Finishing with a sweet Basmati rice pudding and a hot cuppa Masala chai tea.

Deep gratitude to chefs Nick Purewal and Jay Modha!!! Where do these amazing chefs usually cook? Anyone know? This food was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you Reno Buddhist Center for tonight’s A taste of India dinner!!!

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After our lovely dinner Thomas and I stopped by Audrey Harris Park.

Do I look like I just had a serious physical trauma? I slipped backwards on the rocks on a downhill slope while trying to take a photo and fell so dam* hard on my bottom that I nearly passed out.

Had to lay in the car until the dizziness subsided. I was going to leave once I was able to drive, yet Thomas knows that taking photos feeds my soul. And he probably sensed I needed a bit more time. Holy he**!!

Falling hard on your butt is a most excruciating pain in the butt!!! Think I may wake up with whiplash too. Oh my gosh!

Beautiful view though!!!

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June 18 2018:

Second day post fall – Parts of the body that hurt when one falls backwards on a downward slope, landing hard on one’s bottom: Ankles, calves, knees, thighs, bottom, lower back, upper back, elbows, palms of hands, shoulders, upper back, neck.

And, it hurts one’s bottom when one sneezes! When one has this type of fall, sneezing should be outlawed. No more sneezing!

Plus, a PSA: Flip flops DO NOT mix well with loose rocks on a downward slope when one decides to squat so as to get the perfect photo. 

However, I do feel better and by week’s end should be much, much better!! xoxo

**July 18 2018: Update – I’ll be seeing a doctor next week so as to get a referral for craniosacral therapy (OT) and perhaps a bit of PT to make sure I’m all good from the fall. I have not seen a doctor in about 10 years so this will be interesting … xoxo

Date Day with Thomas April 2014

**THROWBACK POST**

April 26 2014:

April 2014 date day with Thomas … 1st adventure: Kid’s on Big Rigs at HDMS …. Thomas had such a GREAT time!

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Lunch from Electric Blue Elephant …. Then a tour of our new fire department! Thomas says this is THE BEST food he’s every tasted! Absolutely LOVED it! I agree Thomas!! My taste buds were happy dancing the entire time and now my stomach is so Happy!!!

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Up the Creek Without a Paddle

**THROWBACK POST**

April 26 2014:

Last night’s reading …. Cookbooks!!

The place we’re house sitting (The Romano Duo’s house) has some awesome cookbooks. One cookbook was created by the American Women’s Club of Lagos, Nigeria …. titled “Up The Creek Without A Paddle”.

It contains an entire section titled “Living in Lagos (Tips for Newcomers)”. So awesome that Mammaw Mann contributed to this book! ♡

Thomas & Lillian Reading Cookbooks 4.26.14

Amazing and Beautiful and Starlit and Shining Bright and Bee

June 3 2018:

Walk with Thomas before dinner. We watched for about fifteen minutes as this momma duck led her wee ducklings through the rocks to the water.

It was difficult to watch and not want to help as they kept sliding down the rocks. They finally made it!!! Safe and sound!! Whew! I circled the ducklings and the momma in blue because they blend with the rocks.

There was quite the cloud show.Rainbow cloud in the second photo. The photo doesn’t show all the colors; yet, it was amazing. Incredibly beautiful!!!

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June 4 2018:

After dinner walk tonight with Thomas. Just missed the sunset; yet, still incredibly beautiful! Followed our walk with a starlit swim in the pool. Ahhhhhh!!!! Feeling incredibly blessed and grateful!

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June 5 2018:

Shining bright for all to see and feel.

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June 5 2018:

Photo bombed by a bee. He thinks these are beautiful too!

Pink Flowers with a Bee 6.5.18

Loose Tooth and Cheers

**THROWBACK POST**

April 26 2012:

You see it? That tooth right there? Been loose for about NINE months. We’ve been wiggling it for 10-20 minutes every day for the past 3 weeks to get that sucker out! We had an appointment this past Monday to get it pulled; which I cancelled cause it was SOOOO close! It is OUT and Team TLC will be celebrating! Think this calls for a dance party!

Lillian and Tooth 4.26.12

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April 26 2012:

Here’s to Thomas having a good week at school AND here’s to ME for finally getting that tooth out of Lillian’s mouth and here’s to Lillian for being so strong and courageous!! Cheers!!!

Toasting 4.26.12

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” …. their really saying, I Love YOU ….. ” courtesy of Thomas who was singing this song tonight … “What a wonderful World”http://youtu.be/m5TwT69i1lU {We listened to a few different versions after he was singing it and his favorite is Louis Armstrong!) It truly is a WONDERFUL world ….